Sonia Kruger has again found herself in hot water this morning, after slamming student scholarships for gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex and transgender teens.
The controversial host - who recently created a storm by calling for a suspension of Muslim immigration to Australia - believes the grants helping needy and marginalised students from sexual minorities are 'reverse discrimination'.
The $7,000 scholarships, offered by the Australian Business and Community Network Scholarship Foundation (ABCN) are assigned to high school students, and include financial and mentoring help over three years. Sonia added she believes it's 'odd' to ask high school students about their sexual orientation.
'I don't think it should have anything to do with the awarding of a scholarship,' she insisted. 'I thinks scholarships should be given on merit.'
Sonia's co-host co-host David Campbell again disagreed with her - just as he did on the immigration issue , when he stated that freedom of religion is just as important as freedom of speech. Indicating the unique difficulties that gay and trans students often faced, he said that those who questioned the scholarships 'were living in the dark ages'